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Occurrence record: Invertebrates:F72118

PreservedSpecimen of Plectaster decanus | Seastar recorded on 1982-03-07


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Museums Victoria provider for OZCAM
Institution code Museums Victoria
Supplied institution code "NMV"
Collection code Museums Victoria Marine Invertebrates Collection
Catalog number F72118
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Preparations specimenForm=Wet;storageMedium=ethanol 70%
Identified by P M. O'Loughlin
Identified date 1982
Sex Unknown
Individual count 1
License CC-BY
Supplied as
Collection ID
Owner institution code NMV
Rightsholder Museums Victoria
Language en
Occurrence status present
Dataset ID Invertebrates
Institution ID NMV
Collection code Invertebrates
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided
Date identified 1982


Collecting date 1982-03-07
Supplied date "1982-03-07T00:00:00;1982-03-07T00:00:00"
Date precision Day


Higher classification Echinodermata;Asteroidea;Spinulosida;Echinasteridae
Scientific name Plectaster decanus
Supplied scientific name "Plectaster decanus (Müller & Troschel, 1843)"
Taxon rank species
Common name Seastar
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Spinulosida
Family Echinasteridae
Genus Plectaster
Species Plectaster decanus
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type wellformed
Scientific name authorship (Müller & Troschel, 1843)
Nomenclatural code ICZN


Higher geography Australia, Victoria
Country Australia
State / Province Victoria
Locality South Gippsland (S)
Locality Bear Gully (M.of Bear Ck.), Maitland Beach, S. of Walkerville
Latitude -38.88
Longitude 146
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "WGS84"
Verbatim locality Bear Gully (M.of Bear Ck.), Maitland Beach, S. of Walkerville
Coordinate precision Unknown
Biome Terrestrial

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Fallow practice - dominant (area) No practices
    Fallow practice - dominant (number) No practices
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Freshwater Eastern Australia Rivers & Streams
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Southern Australian Marine
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Terrestrial Eastern Asutralia Temperate Forests
    Irrigation practice - dominant 6. Local knowledge
    Land use Modified pastures
    NRM Regions 2010 West Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2014 West Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2015 West Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2017 West Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2017 (Qld 2019) West Gippsland
    Stubble practice - dominant (area) Stubble mulched
    Stubble practice - dominant (number) Stubble mulched
    Tillage practice - dominant (area) Other cultivation
    Tillage practice - dominant (number) Other cultivation
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 West Gippsland
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Bass Strait Drainages
    IBRA 6 Regions South Eastern Highlands
    IBRA 6 Sub Regions Strzelecki Ranges
    IBRA 7 Regions South Eastern Highlands
    IBRA 7 Subregions Strzelecki Ranges
    Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Southeast Australia Temperate Forests
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Moisture availability high in winter-spring, moderate in summer, most plant growth in spring
    Koppen Climate Classification (All Classes) Temperate: no dry season (warm summer)
    Koppen Climate Classification (Major Classes) Temperate
    Drainage Divisions Level 1 South East Coast (Victoria)
    Drainage Divisions Level 2 SOUTH GIPPSLAND
    River Regions SOUTH GIPPSLAND
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 57
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Bassian
    States including coastal waters Victoria (including Coastal Waters)
    ASGS Australian States and Territories Victoria
    Australian States and Territories Victoria
    Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries Mcmillan
    Local Government Areas 2011 South Gippsland (S)
    Local Government Areas 2012 deprecated South Gippsland - Central
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE
    PSMA ABS Census Indigenous Language Speakers by Area - I01B (2016) 0
    PSMA ABS Census Selected Person Characteristics by Indigenous Status by Area - I01A (2016) 582
    PSMA ABS Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (2016) REST OF VIC.
    PSMA ABS SA2 Statistical Areas (2016) FOSTER
    PSMA ABS SA3 Statistical Areas (2016) GIPPSLAND - SOUTH WEST
    PSMA ABS SA4 Statistical Areas (2016) LATROBE - GIPPSLAND
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2016) MCMILLAN
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2018) MONASH
    PSMA Indigenous Areas (2016) SOUTH GIPPSLAND - BASS COAST
    PSMA Indigenous Locations (2016) SOUTH GIPPSLAND
    PSMA Indigenous Regions (2016) VICTORIA EXC. MELBOURNE
    PSMA Localities (2018) TARWIN LOWER
    PSMA Remoteness Areas (2016) Outer Regional Australia
    PSMA Section of State (2016) RURAL BALANCE
    PSMA Section of State Range (2016) REMAINDER OF STATE/TERRITORY
    PSMA Significant Urban Area (2016) NOT IN ANY SIGNIFICANT URBAN AREA (VIC.)
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) EASTERN VICTORIA
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) EASTERN VICTORIA
    PSMA States (2016) VICTORIA
    PSMA Urban Centre and Locality (2016) REMAINDER OF STATE/TERRITORY (VIC.)
    Statistical Local Areas South Gippsland (S) - Central
    World Country Boundaries Australia
    Geological Regions of Australia Wilsons Promontory Region
    Surface Geology of Australia -Cbmb
    Physiographic Provinces of Australia Kosciuszkan Uplands Province
    Physiographic Regions 2011 South Victorian Uplands
    Land cover Native shrublands and heathlands
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Groups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Subgroups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    Vegetation types - native Other forests and woodlands
    Vegetation types - present cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Area Management
    Beef numbers 1080111.0 dse
    Dairy numbers 845829.0 dse
    Natural resource management expenditure 4641911.0 $
    Sheep numbers 90016.0 dse
    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.538
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 2.9692
    Endemism 0.027282955
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0064002103
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.2691
    Migratory species (2008) 15.0 frequency
    Occurrence Density 30.864197 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 1.9298321 index
    Species Richness 8.0 frequency
    Threatened species (2008) 10.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.97995687
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 2.1363688
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.19766314
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 93.172295 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 155.40399 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 43.969 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.104 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.47 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.07 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 69.06975 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 28.319 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 1.0501392
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 0.7265575 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -0.7154284 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 0.46984908
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season 0.049890682
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season -1.1199462
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 102.582 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -24.102541 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -114.95 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 53.184002 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 24.236 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 14.746166 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 5.354 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 19.2425 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 11.244083 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 16.973022 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 7.754 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 14.064 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 1.9850159 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 1.4859924 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 9.663025 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 7.9984207 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -2.748993 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -1.901001 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 6.1440125 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 24.727 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 15.064 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual 1068.0 mm
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 912.0 mm
    Precipitation - autumn reliability 0.0 %
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 315.6 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 7.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 141.2 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 31.2 mm
    Precipitation - spring or autumn season 0.008171349
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 141.8 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 29.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 315.6 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -10.214274 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -121.682014 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 14.5 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 6.8 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 22.3 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 24.4 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 5.1 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 49.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 21.52 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 6.8 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 14.26 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 17.06 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 6.78 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 10.62 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 7.78 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 18.12 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.46 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.026
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 23.82 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 18.18 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 10.62 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 336.62366 km/day
    Wind run - month max 380.69116 km/day
    Wind run - month min 298.06302 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 6.023877 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 5.6383533 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.3086524 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 6.523877 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 6.093428 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 6.523877 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 5.623877 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 5.093428 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 5.093428 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.089999996 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.089999996 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.1627882 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 12031.825 m
    Remoteness index 4.1983595
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.0 Pascals
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 15.369326 Degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.71885645
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.90000004
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.19766314
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 80.519516 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 21.315489 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -0.73357266 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -2.8643754E-14 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 64.69708
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 17.789682
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 10.137944 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 58.12381 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-1m Plant Available Water Capacity (250m raster) 73.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-30cm Bulk Density (250m raster) 1.4 Mg/m3
    ASRIS 0-30cm Clay Content (250m raster) 15.0 %
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 257.7014 Gal
    Bulk density 1.6224731 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 136.9544 kgC/ha
    Clay % 35.080647 %
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 0.0 %
    Erosivity 1045.0 MJ mm/ha/hr
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 40.0 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 10.0
    Lithology - age range 28.95 my
    Lithology - fertility 5.727273 index
    Lithology - mean age 462.125 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 2.6618814 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 1.1766118 log my
    Magnetic anomalies 63.0 nT
    Moisture - average 69.0 %
    Moisture - variability 4.0 %
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.76
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 0.99
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.19
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.328
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 37.8
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.34
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 11700.0 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 54.74448 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 88.29644 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.0 index
    Pedality hydrological score 2.7247312
    Ph - soil 4.0 ph
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 16.22488 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 1390.8013 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 10.05955 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 0.9 m
    Soil pedality 2.7247312
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 2.0
    Topographic wetness index 4.720239
    Unreliable water retention parameters 40.0
    Water holding capacity 63000.0 mm
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 87.0 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 5.1933 Weathering Intensity Index
    Aspect 153.0 degrees
    Averaged Topographic Relief 159.5 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 22.0 m
    Elevation 32.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Slope length 1000.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.19969684 degrees
    Topographic relief 2.795166 m
    Topographic roughness 4.116158 %
    Topographic slope (%) 0.547115 %
    Valley bottom % 37.5 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 2.777056
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.5842 EVI
    Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fPAR) 35.0 %
    Fractional Cover - Bare Soil (2012-03-05) 0.0 % Bare Soil
    Fractional Cover - Non-persistent Vegetation (2012-03-05) 36.0 % Non-persistent Vegetation
    Fractional Cover - Persistent Vegetation (2012-03-05) 64.0 % Persistent Vegetation
    Gross Primary Productivity (2012-03-13) 0.0258 kg C/m^2
    Leaf Area Index (LAI) - 2012-03-05 0.6 m^2 plant / m^2 ground
    NDVI Mean 73.0 NDVI x 100
    NPP Mean 13.0 tonnes/ha/yr
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.8637 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 238.53847 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 201.0 Day